DSL provider Speakeasy Networks offers service that lets users who share their connection to charge their neighbors for it: This is a truly fascinating idea, and one that could win converts. Speakeasy has long allowed and encouraged their subscribers to share their DSL connections as much as they want (as long as they conform to legal use of the connection itself: i.e., no spamming, warez, etc.).
This new move allows DSL subscribers to share the wealth and earn their share: if you have a DSL line, you can set up other users to pay Speakeasy for their service and get 50 percent of the revenue. You set the price. Speakeasy in turn provides email addresses and a variety of services to your downstream customers.
It's an interesting idea as it allows someone to less munificently share a connection with none of the hassle of maintaining accounts.